It’s the people — classmates and lifelong friends, professors and staff — who keep Katherine Powell Heller ’78 connected to Sweet Briar. But lately the mother of two grown daughters says her thoughts are drawn to her college days for reasons she never expected.
As author Barbara Kingsolver promotes her latest best-seller in interviews around the country, she mentions the help she received from Sweet Briar research professor of biology Lincoln Brower and his wife, Duberg Professor of Ecology Linda Fink.
Alexandra Gold DiFeleceantonio ’08 is the lead author behind a recent study that explains why we can’t stop eating chocolate — among other things. The study, undertaken by scientists from the University of Michigan, was published in the journal Current Biology and is featured in an article in the Smithsonian’s online magazine and at scientificamerican.com.
Soon, cownose rays will be arriving at their summer breeding ground in the Chesapeake Bay. They swarm into the Bay, by some estimates in the millions, setting up an inevitable clash between man and fish that seems to escalate with each migration. The rays — big mollusk-eating predators — are blamed for harming commercial [...]
Once a year, Sweet Briar bestows upon a senior its highest honor, the Presidential Medal. Alexandra St. Pierre accepted this year’s medal from President Jo Ellen Parker on Wednesday, March 21, during the Academic Recognition Dinner. The annual event also celebrates first-year honors and dean’s list students. Speculation is typically rampant as the ritual ceremony [...]
Sweet Briar biology professor John Morrissey will kick off the Great Decisions Lecture Series 2012 with his presentation “State of the Oceans” at 3 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 2 in the Lynchburg Public Library Community Room, 2315 Memorial Ave. Great Decisions is a national, civic education program that encourages participants to learn about U.S. foreign [...]